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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Geriatric Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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16,843Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 12 out of 30 providers in this state and specialty

$1.38M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 4 out of 30 providers in this state and specialty

886 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
95% Patients 65 Years and Older

27% Subsidized Claims for Low-Income Patients

How Does This Prescriber Compare to Peers?

In the same specialty and state. Caveats »

Drugs That Present Special Risks
Costs of Prescribing
higher than average Average for
this specialty
in Illinois
lower than average

Antipsychotics

4% of this provider’s 843 patients who are 65 and older filled at least one prescription for an antipsychotic drug, compared to an average of 8%.

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Antibiotics

22% of this provider’s 886 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 23%.

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Opioids

17% of this provider’s 886 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 18%.

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Brand Name Drugs

20% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 19%.

Prescription Price

$82 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $62 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

19 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 21.


How This Provider’s Patients Compare

Doctors often say their patients are sicker or more complex than those of their peers. The measure displayed below, used by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, takes into account patients’ characteristics to estimate whether they are expected to have above-average Medicare spending. It considers patients’ age, sex, diagnoses from the past year and other factors. This provider’s score below takes into account all patients.

This Provider's History

A comparison of this provider’s prescribing in Part D since 2014. All years may not be shown if there is insufficient data.

Cost of Claims

$1.3M

2014

$1.36M

2015

$1.38M

2016

Number of Claims

17,118

2014

17,711

2015

16,843

2016

This Prescriber's Drugs

The table below list this provider’s drugs, the number of prescriptions and how many went to seniors. Drugs are ranked by volume and compared with the rank for all providers in the same specialty and state. The list below includes only those drugs for which this provider wrote 50 or more prescriptions.

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An opioid drug. More » Prescription opioids (painkillers) can help alleviate certain kinds of pain in the short term but carry serious health risks.

A

An antibiotic drug. More » Used to treat bacterial infections but are often prescribed incorrectly to treat viral infections, such as chest colds or the flu.

P

An antipsychotic drug. More » Antipsychotics are frequently given to dementia patients, though it increases their risk of death.

10

This provider is among the top 10 prescribers of this drug in the country.

This provider’s prescriptions for this drug were for more days than those of peers. More » Because of this, his or her prescription count may be lower.

This provider’s prescriptions for this drug were for fewer days than those of peers. More » Because of this, his or her prescription count may be higher.

This Drug's Rank
Drug Name Total Prescriptions Filled with Refills Prescriptions
to 65+
Patients Receiving this Drug Category For this Prescriber For this Prescriber's Peers
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 607

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

582

prescriptions.

126

patients, 14% of all patients

1 1
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 582

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

577

prescriptions.

142

patients, 16% of all patients

2 4
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 556

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

551

prescriptions.

144

patients, 16% of all patients

3 3
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 456

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

451

prescriptions.

106

patients, 12% of all patients

4 9
FUROSEMIDE 455

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

422

prescriptions.

95

patients, 11% of all patients

5 2
SIMVASTATIN 428

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

404

prescriptions.

102

patients, 12% of all patients

6 8
LISINOPRIL 420

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

404

prescriptions.

104

patients, 12% of all patients

7 5
METFORMIN HCL 316

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

293

prescriptions.

66

patients, 7% of all patients

8 14
WARFARIN SODIUM 301

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

282

prescriptions.

59

patients, 7% of all patients

9 7
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 282

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

277

prescriptions.

66

patients, 7% of all patients

10 15
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 269

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

264

prescriptions.

75

patients, 8% of all patients

11 10
GABAPENTIN 249

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

237

prescriptions.

62

patients, 7% of all patients

12 13
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 233

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

222

prescriptions.

60

patients, 7% of all patients

13 18
CARVEDILOL 225

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

192

prescriptions.

48

patients, 5% of all patients

14 25
CLOPIDOGREL 224

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

224

prescriptions.

53

patients, 6% of all patients

15 22
TAMSULOSIN HCL 220

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

215

prescriptions.

51

patients, 6% of all patients

16 26
TRAMADOL HCL 215

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

177

prescriptions.

81

patients, 9% of all patients

O 17 20
OMEPRAZOLE 206

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

194

prescriptions.

55

patients, 6% of all patients

18 6
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 206

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

176

prescriptions.

70

patients, 8% of all patients

O 18 16
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 203

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

198

prescriptions.

48

patients, 5% of all patients

20 17
ALPRAZOLAM 202

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

197

prescriptions.

48

patients, 5% of all patients

21 30
ALLOPURINOL 200

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

195

prescriptions.

43

patients, 5% of all patients

22 32
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 196

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

191

prescriptions.

51

patients, 6% of all patients

23 11
CITALOPRAM HBR 193

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

152

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

24 24
GLIMEPIRIDE 183

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

183

prescriptions.

39

patients, 4% of all patients

25 47
PREDNISONE 173

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

168

prescriptions.

85

patients, 10% of all patients

26 42
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 166

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

27 48
SPIRONOLACTONE 157

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

152

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

28 40
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 157

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

152

prescriptions.

36

patients, 4% of all patients

28 27
SERTRALINE HCL 144

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

30 23
NAMENDA XR 127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

31 19
BYSTOLIC 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

32 156
FINASTERIDE 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

33 50
ATENOLOL 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

34 29
HYDRALAZINE HCL 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

35 44
LORAZEPAM 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

36 33
ELIQUIS 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

37 74
KLOR-CON M20 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

37 95
MIRTAZAPINE 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

37 21
DULOXETINE HCL 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

40 37
JANUVIA 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

40 60
BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

42 104
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

43 55
IRBESARTAN 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

44 141
RISPERIDONE 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

P 45 43
AMOXICILLIN-CLAVULANATE POTASS 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

63

patients, 7% of all patients

A 46 99
TORSEMIDE 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

47 72
CARTIA XT 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

48 146
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

49 28
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

50 114
TERAZOSIN HCL 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

51 167
CLONIDINE HCL 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

51 80
DIGOX 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

53 131
DIGOXIN 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

53 62
BACLOFEN 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

53 86
VOLTAREN 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

56 121
GLIPIZIDE 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

56 41
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

50

patients, 6% of all patients

A 58 89
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

58 64
CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

60 137
BENICAR 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

61 138
FAMOTIDINE* 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

62 38
LEVETIRACETAM 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

62 46
ADVAIR DISKUS 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

64 97
METFORMIN HCL ER 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

64 76
KLOR-CON M10 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

<11 64 139
ZETIA 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

64 118
AMIODARONE HCL 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

68 93
CEPHALEXIN 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

42

patients, 5% of all patients

A 69 103
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

36

patients, 4% of all patients

69 98
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

P 71 35
CLONAZEPAM 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

71 78
SPIRONOLACTONE-HCTZ 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

71 170
TRAZODONE HCL 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

74 31
DONEPEZIL HCL 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

75 12
NIFEDICAL XL 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

76 203
NYSTOP 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

76 134
SYNTHROID 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

78 88
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11 78 52
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

80 49
PROAIR HFA 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

80 66
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

82 117
LOVASTATIN 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

82 68
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

84 36
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 84 81
FENTANYL 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

<11 O 86 50
INVOKANA 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 86 172
SYMBICORT 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

88 83
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

88 54
FLUOXETINE HCL 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 88 84
HUMALOG 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

<11 88 94
About This Data

Prescribing data from Medicare’s prescription drug benefit, known as Part D, was compiled and released by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, the federal agency that oversees the program. The data for 2016 includes more than 1.5 billion prescriptions written by 1.1 million doctors, nurses and other providers. This database lists over 460,000 of those providers who wrote 50 or more prescriptions for at least one drug that year. More than three-fourths of these prescriptions went to patients 65 and older; the rest were for disabled patients. Methodology »

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Caveats
  • No comparisons are shown if there are fewer than 20 prescribers in the state share this specialty.
  • Comparisons do not take into account the medical conditions of patients. Medications for certain conditions do not have generic alternatives, so patients would receive more expensive brand name drugs.
  • This provider's address and specialty information was last updated on Sept. 23, 2014.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.
  • In rare circumstances, providers' prescription tallies may be inflated. Sometimes providers are credited with prescriptions written by colleagues (this happens in long-term care facilities) or are victims of fraud involving theft of their provider number.